North Sea Camp Prison information
North Sea Camp is an open Category D prison, which opened in 1935 as a Borstal. The original group of staff and trainees set out from Stafford Prison and established a tented camp at the site. They immediately began building a permanent structure, some of which remains to this day. They also set out reclaiming land from The Wash by building a new sea bank in front of the old one. The land in the enclosures was further drained and converted into prime agricultural land. This work was completed in 1979. The reclaimed land was used for farming before being sold in 2004.
In 1988, North Sea Camp became an adult, male open prison.
HMP North Sea Camp
Tel: 01205 769300
Fax: 01205 769301
VPN: 7079 extension
Governor: Graham Batchford
Deputy Director of Custody: Andrew Cross
Operational capacity: 420 (on 01/04/2012)
CNA: 420 (on 01/04/2012)
Accommodation: The rooms on North and South Units are multi occupancy. Harrison and Llewellin Units (the resettlement units) have some single rooms the others are doubles.
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements. North Sea Camp is a Category D prison and accepts all suitable persons who fit North Sea Camp's criteria. Indeterminate sentence prisoners are accepted, although applications are pre screened so as to ensure that the prisoners needs can be met prior to acceptance.